Another Vince Vaugh & Owen Wilson movie is upon.  This one called Wedding Cra….sorry, The Internship.  I was able to see an advance screening so if you would like to know if you should spend your money on it here are my thoughts.

The Plot:

Two middle aged, long-time friends and sales partners find out that the watch company they work for goes out of business and they are out of jobs, have no money and their significant other leave them for not being mature.  So they decide to take their talents and move to Palo Alto to work as interns (or Noogler as they referred to themselves) for Google.  The interns are told they will be split into teams and a competition will take place to determine who will receive permanent jobs at the tech company…Guess what, Owen and Vince’s team is comprised of the “misfits” that no one wanted on their team including Tiya Sircar (I don’t know why anybody wouldn’t want her character on their team…a girl in a tech company I’d assume guys would flock to her.)

So here are my two cents:

The Good:

-The comedy;  It’s not amazing but I was laughing at a good chunk of the movie.

-A look into the Googleplex;  it was cool to see a little bit of what the campus looks like and what is available to its employees.  I don’t know exactly how accurate it is but from what I have heard it’s not a far stretch.

The Bad:

-Character development; As with any group projects you work on you introduce yourself to each other.  During this scene that’s about all the real development for the characters

-The Plot; It’s a very run of the mill underdog competition story.  If you are looking for something that’s going to surprise you…look somewhere else

-The Comedy; I put this here as well because it seemed the movie relied too much of Owen and Vince’s “chemistry” too much and tried to force things.  Think Wedding Crashers x2-3

-The “My noogle” joke.  I get what they were trying to do with it but I mostly just rolled my eyes at it.

Final Words:

The movie was entertaining.  A good portion of the jokes were funny and the movie didn’t seem to drag on.  I doubt it will win any awards, but I enjoyed it for what it was…a subpar Wedding Crashers.  So should you see it?  If you like Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson or  If you get free passes or matinée pricing go for it.  If you would rather wait for it to come to Netflix or be able to watch it at home, I wouldn’t blame you.

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The original cast comes back for Fast & Furious 6, out this Friday.  Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez (wait didn’t she die in #4?!), Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Sung Kang as well as Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson return to drive fast and blow up cars.

The Plot:

Mastermind Shaw (Luke Evans), is working  to collect parts to build a weapon that can cut off electricity.  Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) finds Dom (Vin Diesel) and encourages him to get the crew back together to take down shaw and his cronies.  Their prize if they help?  Everyone gets their records wiped clean and they can return to the United States.  Oh yea Letty (Michelle Rodrizguez) is alive too…and works for Shaw. Say Whaaaaaaat?!  *For those that may not remember she supposedly died in Fast & Furious (forth released movie.)

The Good:

-The driving.  It’s crazy the different action shots that are created for this movie.  Supposedly they wrecked 239 cars for this movie and most of the scenes are actual drivers and not CG.

-I will say that I do enjoy Dwayne Johnson, Ludacris and Sung Kang’s characters in the movie.

The Bad:

-Paul Walker’s acting.  He is not the best actor but after multiple installments it’s hard to see anyone else playing his character Bryan.

-The whole Letty plot line.  Seems like a stretch to bring her back into the fold of the movie.

-The Franchise’s time line.  Though Tokyo Drift was the third released movie, it takes place after Fast & Furious 6.

The Conclusion:

It’s exactly what you would expect from the Fast & the Furious franchise.  Fast cars, explosions, fight scenes, and this time a tank.  If you have seen any other in the series movies and are expecting a well thought out, well acted movie you are going to have a bad time.  It’s not going to win Oscars but take it for face value and enjoy it.

And remember don’t try the stunts out in real life.  After seeing the original movie some kid decided to test out some of his moves while leaving the movie parking lot and ran his car over a curb tossing the people inside his car around and doing a ton of damage to his ride.  It was quite funny.

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N3rd Link sits down and talks with artist and toy customizer Carson Catlin.

We talk Movies, movies and more movies.  We also talk about Carson’s background in toy customizing and 9 to 5 as an animator as well as his plans for the up coming comic cons (including San Diego.)

One of the coolest artists we have talked with yet.  Take a listen and hit us up on Twitter to let us know what you think.

And don’t forget to check out Carson’s work!

His website: memakepretty.com

Twitter: @CarsonCatlin

Instagram: CarsonCatlin

Although we weren’t able to personally make it out to Rotofugi to attend the Squadt Assembly installation, we were fortunate to have some friends there who were able to snap us some pics. For those who aren’t familiar with the show, it’s arguably one of the coolest shows I’ve ever heard of. The idea is this: Ferg has made his iconic Squadt figure available in an array of body types, and a multitude of clothing and weapon choices. This is basically like build a bear….but infinitely more bad-ass.
Collect and Destroy (CAD) members and Squadt enthusiasts were lined up as early as 2am to receive a line ticket at 11am and insure that all of their desired options would still be available. These folks were in for a treat, because in addition to being able to buy the gallery exclusive Glow in the Dark Orange Body, and an additional build, there were 12 “Built by Ferg” pieces that were also available. Thanks to our buddies CAD buddies GregM, MikeyK, and LonerStoner for shooting us some snaps of the Built by Ferg Pieces shown below. I’m still kicking myself that I couldn’t make it to the opening cause it looks like it was a BLAST!!!

For those who are in or near Chicago, the show is up until April 28th if you would like to go check it out.

you can hit Roto @rotofugi and Ferg @fergbag

When I initially spoke to the award winning sneaker customizer Mache about working on some custom dunks for me, I had no real idea of what to expect, except that he would knock it out of the park. I was listening to Discovery at the time, so I asked him to use a Daft Punk theme. I just got these bad boys in last week and WOW! These are my 1st pair of custom sneakers and I definitely am off to a good start.

The shoes are two different colors to represent the masks of the dynamic electronic music duo. The right one is gold-tone and features the Daft Punk logo from their album prominently on the back of the shoe. The left one is silver-tone and features a very cool left and right mash-up of Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter’s famous helmets, along with shimmering silver laces.

I’m very pleased with these and honestly can’t decide if i’m going to pound the pavement with them, or just keep them pristine and stare at them. Feel free to leave a comment on what you think I should do.

Thanks again Mache!

Mache’s contact info is:

twitter/instagram: @mache275

The blademaster Carson Catlin is at it again. This time he has turned his attention to the iconic Mario and Luigi to create these reticulated masterpieces. He had this to say:
I was recently asked if I would participate in the “Game on”  group show at 1AM SF.

I jumped at the opportunity and whipped up these two guys.

brothers is a reticulated Mario and Luigi.

They will retail for $500 a piece or you can get both for $900.

 Thanks again for the continued support.

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I’m really digging these guys…i mean Mario Brothers and Carson Catlin…whats not to like. Enjoy the pics below

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Carson just sent over some shots of his latest custom, which is based on ThreeA’s Bambaboss figure. The custom is titled Bambabadass (try saying THAT three times real fast), and the name sure is fitting.
Why does every platform that gets the CC treatment look so cool?!?! Here’s what he had to say
Hello!
Just finished another commission and I thought I would share.Bombabadass
I was asked a few months back if I was interested in doing a custom based on the Bombaboss. I love doing new platforms so I was super eager to make this happen.

I went with a gradient interior instead of the solid color I usually use. Its most noticeable on the bubbly smoke section on his back. The exterior was painted with a blue color scheme to compliment the interior. Overall I am very happy with how it turned out and I’m sad to see this one go.

Keep an eye on my instagram to see other works in progress. Lots of exciting things in the future.

Thank you for your time!

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btw peeked at your instagram Carson….LOVING the KR mascot set